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Insys Danbury Sales Manager Charged In Kickback Scheme Involving Painkillers

October 1, 2016
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Insys Danbury Sales Manager Charged In Kickback Scheme Involving Painkillers

By Lisa Chedekel Fifteen months after a Derby nurse admitted taking drug-company kickbacks in exchange for prescribing a powerful opioid painkiller, a former district sales manager for the company was arrested Thursday on federal charges that he helped to orchestrate the kickback scheme. Jeffrey Pearlman, of Edgewood, NJ, who was district sales manager for...

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Feds Sue Credit Repair Company For Misleading Consumers And Charging Illegal Fees

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has filed a lawsuit in federal district court against the credit repair company Prime Marketing Holdings, LLC, which allegedly charged consumers a series of illegal advance fees as well as misrepresented the cost and effectiveness of its services. The CFPB is seeking to halt the company’s harmful conduct...

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Alzheimer’s Care Puts Financial Strain On Family Members

August 16, 2016
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Alzheimer’s Care Puts Financial Strain On Family Members

By Cara Rosner Connecticut has a high prevalence of Medicare beneficiaries living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, often placing an enormous financial strain on caregivers who are spending thousands of dollars a year on care, reports show. “Alzheimer’s is the most expensive disease in America,” said Jennifer Walker, vice president of communications and...

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Connecticut Doctors Continue To Be Bribed By Big Pharma

August 12, 2016
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Connecticut Doctors Continue To Be Bribed By Big Pharma

By Lisa Chedekel Dozens of Connecticut doctors accepted six-figure payments from drug and medical device manufacturers in 2015 for consulting, speaking, meals and travel, with six of the 10 highest-paid physicians affiliated with academic institutions, new federal data show. The top 10 doctors – less than 0.1 percent of the 11,000 who received payments...

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